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Insight: Tour of California / Insurance Commissioner / Eye Surgeon / Art and Physics

Tour of California Winter weather in Tahoe canceled Stage 1 of the Tour of California yesterday and forced the move of today's start from Squaw Valley to Nevada City. Today on Insight, we'll get an update on everything that's happening from James Raia. Plus, you'll meet a local cancer survivor who plans to walk a mile of the Tour of California today. Prakashni Shandil was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008 and a blood and marrow transplant was her best course of treatment. She received a transplant from her brother Anil, but had to first wait for him to return home from his post as a National Guardsman in Iraq. One of Shandil nurses from Sutter Medical Center, Linda Lambert, played a big role in her recovery and will be joining Shandil in today's walk.
Insurance Commissioner We'll talk with Dave Jones, California's Insurance Commissioner about what he can and can't do about health-care premiums.

Eye Surgeon A Sacramento eye surgeon just returned from Vietnam where he did pro-bono surgery for people there. We'll talk with Dr. Mark Drabkin about why he travels to developing countries to remove cataracts for free.

Physics and Art UC Davis research physicist Richard Breedon and artist Marianne Ryan will give a joint presentation today at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. Ryan will talk about her paintings inspired by visits to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. Breedon will follow up with a presentation about the experiments being undertaken at the LHC and what physicists are trying to achieve there. We'll talk with both of them.

Monday, May 16, 2011
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